Out This Week / on 20 November 2020

Neil Young / Archives Volume II: 1972-1976 CD

Neil Young‘s long awaited Archives Vol. II box set is released. This is a 10CD package that covers the years 1972-1976.

Pink Floyd / Delicate Sound of Thunder CD, Vinyl, Box Set, Blu-ray, DVD

Pink Floyd’s Delicate Sound of Thunder live album and concert film were restored, remixed and re-edited for last year’s mammoth Later Years box set, but are now made available separately across all major physical formats.

UFO / Strangers in the Night deluxe CD

English rock band UFO‘s 1979 live album Strangers in the Night is reissued as an 8CD deluxe edition.

Elvis Presley / From Elvis in Nashville CD, Vinyl

Elvis Presley‘s 1970 sessions in Nashville are gathered for release in a new four-CD set, From Elvis in Nashville.

Chris Rea / ERA 1 (As, Bs and Rarities 1978-1984)

Chris Rea / Era 1: Rarities 1978-1984 CD

ERA 1 (As, Bs and Rarities 1978-1984) is a new Chris Rea rarities compilation that brings together his early work in a triple-CD package.

Now 7 reissued as a 2CD set

Various Artists CD

Now That’s What I Call Music 7 is reissued as a two-CD set.

Coldplay / Parachutes Vinyl

Coldplay‘s debut album Parachutes is reissued on limited edition yellow vinyl for its 20th anniversary.

The Specials / More Specials (half-speed mastered vinyl)

This 40th Anniversary Edition of More Specials has been mastered and cut at half-speed by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios using the original production tapes. This is a 2LP set cut at 45RPM and includes a bonus seven-inch single (also cut at half-speed) which originally came with the initial run of the album in 1980.

Jewel / Pieces of You reissue

The American singer-songwriter’s debut album Pieces of You is reissued for its 25th anniversary. 4CD, 2CD and 4LP editions feature remastered audio, outtakes, rarities and B-sides.

Nick Cave / Idiot Prayer (2CD set)

Idiot Prayer is Nick Cave ‘Alone at Alexandra Palace’. This was recorded during lockdown and features 22 career-spanning tracks.

Tim Minchin / Apart Together

Tim Minchin has achieved so much in his career, in the field of musical comedy, notably writing the music and lyrics for the Royal Shakespeare Company’s award-winning Matilda the Musical (which was incredible). Remarkably, Apart Together is his debut studio album and you can pick up a SIGNED copy on CD via Amazon in the UK.

Annie Lennox / A Christmas Cornucopia (10th Anniversary edition)

Annie Lennox‘s album of traditional festive songs (which includes the original composition ‘Universal Child’) is reissue for its tenth anniversary. It features a new recording of ‘Dido’s Lament’

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Out this Friday…
Neil Diamond – Classic Diamonds With The London Symphony Orchestra 2020
Classic songs by Neil who’s recently re-sung new vocals and added the legendary orchestra.

Josh Groban – Harmony
Josh delivers some superb renditions of his favourite songs plus 2 new songs.

The Dirty Knobs – Wreckless Abandon
New group formed by guitarist Mike Campbell of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers.

Out the previous Friday and definitely worthy of a mention…
George Benson – Weekend In London
Which is Benson’s first new live recording in 30 years, capturing his 2019 performance at London’s intimate 250-seat Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club.


I’m pretty sure Bowie’s Great Live Adventures Pt. 2 is released on the 20th November. Not enturely sure – as I’d have bought it anyways I ordered my copy without paying full attention to the release date. It seems to have been announced far closer to the release date than was the case with Pt. 1. Hope that’s of some interest to somebody.


Jimi Hendrix live Maui hawaii cd dvd due for for release 20 11

Sascha H.

… and what about the new Jimi Hendrix box set ? ( I did post this before but I just don´t know why I can´t see it here. )

Sascha H.

Paul, a few weeks ago you posted that a new release from Jimi Hendrix is coming on the 20th of November, but the post I can´t find anymore here.


I firstly wanted to support the many other comments I have read over a few years by saying what a great music website this is. Paul, your descriptions, reviews and video unboxing of so many fantastic sets are always spot on. I’m looking forward to the solo Nick Cave album ‘Idiot Prayer’. Nick Cave is a consistently fascinating artist stretching back to the days of The Birthday Party. The reissue of Pink Floyd’s ‘Delicate Sound of Thunder’ will also be a first rate listen. I also wanted to make a brief comment about what I consider the best box set of the year and that is the absolutely wonderful Richard and Linda Thompson set ‘ Hard Luck Stories’ 1972-1982. I was totally nervous when it arrived at my local record store in Canberra given all the trouble with crap discs for some people. My set played perfectly on my Marantz CD player and every album is a winner. I reckon the hidden treasure on this set is the 1974 album ‘Hokey Pokey’. Richard and Linda’s voices mesh beautifully and every song is heartfelt. The remastering of the set is a class act as are the photos in the book. Music doesn’t get better than this.


Graham G/Re Amazon ‘packaging’. I ticked the ‘Gift option’ to try to get some decent packaging. A Neil Young back catalogue album came from Germany in a flimsy paper bag. Guess what? Similarly, things ordered from Amazon US seem to come in a soft eco bag. Again, guess what? I resent paying new prices for second hand looking goods on arrival that no retail shop would accept back as ‘in the condition sold’. I have also had Amazon threaten to refuse to sell to me because the returns I have sent back in their own packaging are arriving in poor condition! Waiting for the shops to reopen in the UK in the hope of getting Xmas presents that don’t look like charity shop buys! Avoiding Amazon as much as possible, which is difficult at the current time.

Paul Mac

Nights Of The Dead, the new Iron Maiden live album is also due out this Friday

Joel Ivins

the annie lennox is on lp as well as cd…cd is red with a supposed 24 page insert. very much looking forward to the jewel and annie

Tom Walsh

I would like The Specials vinyl but loath to buy from Amazon after I came home from work last week to find my copy of The Colour of Spring by Talk Talk sitting on the doorstep in the damp November air with zero packaging -just my address stuck to the shrink wrap!

Graham G

That has happened to me too. Now I always tick the ‘gift’ option on amazon where it is available. When that’s selected they put it in amazon packaging. It can slow down delivery though.


That happened to me a year or two back with the exact same album. I spent 20 minutes on chat having this weird circular argument with them –

“You can send it back and we will replace”
“What shall I send it in?”
“You can use any box”
“But I don’t have a box”


Eventually they just gave up and sent me a second copy

hendry doran

I got McCartney album, Paul is Live, delivered in exactly the same way. Phoned up to complain and got the album free.

Amazon’s packing is abysmal at times

G.D. Wilde

this has never happened to me. And I’d call myself an Amazon ‘regular’ …

Peter Robertshaw

Didn’t David Bowie used to be in Tim Minchin?

Mr P

That was just a vicious rumour


…that’s just a rumour put around by Lou Reed & Angie…

The Music Bubble

Apart Together*


Speaking of those guys they released a new song 2 or 3 weaks ago “Whatever You Want” and nope, not related to that other British rocking band ;D

Have to say that Mr. Finn made it again for me and hope is the prelude of a new album. At least a tour for 2021 is coming…


Albais, I mentioned the new single in another thread when it was released. I also mentioned that yes, there is a new album; it’s called “Dreamers Are Waiting” and is due out early next year. They have a new line-up (Liam and Elroy, along with Mitchell Froom, are now in CH) and are back in NZ and prepping for a 10-date concert tour (of NZ) happening in March 2021 (tickets already on sale I believe). Source: the NZ Herald & local radio stations.


Aha Ryk, thanks a lot for the info.

I got the new theme thing through Discogs since got something from them added on my Wantlist and what found was the clip, dates from the tour including my city (Barcelona) on july 3 and the new line-up as well.

Glad to see guys back again and waiting for the new album a lot.


When he says it’s his first ‘proper’ album, does Tim Minchin mean it’s not a comedy album?

Paul Gray

Hi Paul. Any idea when Archives 2 will be available through “Normal” UK outlets such as your own?